Can virtualization help with bigger problems like climate change?

Listening to some recent talks, I noticed what seems like a conflict. Interviewed for CBC's Spark, Nicholas Carr (full interview) says we are moving to cloud computing. Also on a recent Spark show, Bill St. Arnaud explains (full interview) how the Internet causes carbon emissions, and tells us we need to move data centres closer to power and cooling. Then we have Eben Moglen, Director at the Software Freedom Law Center, talking about the technology of memory and the major problems of putting our data out on the cloud, with that data being manipulated by software which we do not control.

Read full article on IT World Canada's BLOG.